11 Oct 2021 4:31 PM +00:00

Far Cry 6: How to Play Multiplayer Co-op

Prior games in the Far Cry series have allowed for online multiplayer and co-op, and Far Cry 6 allows this too. With Yara being Far Cry's largest map yet, there's plenty to do and a lot to explore, so it makes perfect sense that you might want to do this alongside someone else too.

After being introduced to the game, you can continue the main story alongside someone else. Additionally, long after you have completed Far Cry 6's main questline, you can invite someone along to come complete side missions or treasure hunts with you. There's a lot to be done in Yara!

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How to Unlock Multiplayer

Multiplayer is unlocked after completing the second operation within Far Cry 6's main story, Du or Die, on Isla Santuario. You will encounter and complete this operation within the first hour or two of playing the game, so you don't need to worry about keeping anyone waiting!

Once you complete the operation, Juan Cortez awards you with your first Supremo backpack and the Tostador, which is essentially a flamethrower. These will be required for your next mission, so keep them on hand. As Juan gives you these items, you will also be notified that co-op is available for you to play.

How to Play Multiplayer

The menu of co-op information and options in Far Cry 6.
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After being notified that you've unlocked co-op, you're free to invite your friends to play with you or you can take part in matchmaking and fight alongside a random player.

To do this, open up your main menu and navigate to the top-right corner. There is an icon that will display 'Play With A Friend' as you hover over it, and you will then be able to invite one of your online friends. If you're matchmaking, you can choose either 'Search For A Partner' or 'Be A Partner'; the difference between these is that the first invites someone to join your game, meanwhile the latter will take you off to someone else's game!


Is Far Cry 6 Cross-Platform?

The short answer is no. Unfortunately, you will only be able to play with friends on the same platform as you. Although, Far Cry 6 does allow for cross-generation play. This means Xbox One players can play alongside their Xbox Series S/X friends, and PS4 players can play with PS5 players.

With your Far Cry 6 multiplayer queries answered, you can now go forth and play alongside friends (or strangers) as you fight against Castillo's soldiers across Yara. If you're looking for something different to do with your time on Far Cry 6, here are some of the best things to do beyond the main story.